New Findings in the Field of Negotiation: Session One

Event Date: Tuesday April 21, 2015
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Location: Lewis Hall 214A

The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School is pleased to present:

New Findings in the Field of Negotiation:
Research from the PON Graduate Research Fellows


Vera Mironova

PhD candidate in political science at the University of Maryland



Abbie Wazlawek

PhD candidate in management at Columbia Business School


Boshko Stankovski

PhD candidate in politics and international studies at University of Cambridge


Tuesday, April 21
12:00 – 1:30 pm
Lewis Hall Room 214A
Harvard Law School

Free and open to the public. A non-pizza lunch will be provided.

 About the Talk:

Every year, the Program on Negotiation welcomes a group of graduate students as Graduate Research Fellows. Our Fellows spend a year at PON researching and writing about current topics in the fields of negotiation and mediation, with the goal of publishing their work after their time at PON.

This lunch provides an opportunity for three of this year’s six Graduate Research Fellows to share their findings with the negotiation community. Vera Mironova will present her work on individual preferences for types of war termination and negotiations in conflicts. Abbie Wazlawek will discuss her research, which examines the line that defines the boundaries of appropriate behavior in negotiations. Finally, Boshko Stankovski will present his research, which deals with issues of sovereignty and conditionality in peace agreements on self-determination and secession disputes.

Join us for a fascinating, informal lecture, followed by a rich discussion. You will be sure to come away with new ideas, and new negotiation tips!

About the Speakers:

Vera Mironova is a PhD candidate in political science at the University of Maryland. While at PON, she has used the survey and experimental data she collected from the frontlines in Syria in developing her dissertation. She holds an MS in computer science and an MA in economic geography from Moscow State University in Russia.

Abbie Wazlawek is a doctoral student in the management department at Columbia Business School. As a PON fellow, she has explored feedback signals communicated to individuals who assert themselves inappropriately. Additionally, she has examined how a negotiator’s gender affects the concessions he or she makes, and the reciprocal accommodation received. She holds Bachelor’s degrees in psychology and economics from the University of Southern California.

Boshko Stankovski is a PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge, where he studies as a member of Trinity College. While at PON, he has researched secession negotiations, focusing on whether there is a requirement to negotiate secession in international law, as well as on different aspects regarding the conduct of the parties in the negotiation process. He holds a BA in law from the University of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Skopje, Macedonia, and MPhil in international relations from the University of Cambridge, UK.

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